Independence Day on Fort Myers Beach

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Despite the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, Fort Myers Beach was packed full of people celebrating America’s Independence Day.

On the beach were locals, tourists, families, dogs, hot dogs, you name it.

Some might say there’s still a lack of infrastructure, but Fort Myers Beach seemed to have everything people were looking for on their Independence Day.

There were boats, beverages, families playing in the water and people decked out in their patriotic gear.

And those weren’t the only things on the beach; Joseph Zinck is Canadian, and he loves the Fourth of July and America.

“The Fourth of July is all about independence and being free as an American and having the liberty to do, you know, what you choose to do on any given day,” said the patriotic Zinck.

“I’m out here celebrating with my fellow Americans, it is truly enjoying the free country that we all have, we only have one chance in life to really live and spread out, you know, spread our wings and do that trip around the sun.”

Patriotism was in full swing.

Tonight’s fireworks show was the first for the beach since Hurricane Ian, and it sure did bring out a crowd.

The Matanzas Pass Bridge will remain closed until 11:30 p.m.

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